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'It was just a snowball:' 13-year-old boy talks about being shot after friends threw snowball at car in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee teenager shot for throwing snowballs at a car over the weekend is sharing his story.

Nick Johnson, 13, said he was throwing snowballs with his friends near 61st and Birch when one of the snowballs hit a passing car. Then, the driver of the car got out and started shooting.

"Like it [the bullet] scraped the inside of my arm, it went in, then it went out," Johnson said while looking at his bandaged arm.

Johnson said his 12-year-old friend was also shot. After it happened, he hid before finding help.

"When I was hiding, I thought me and my cousin were gonna die," he said. "Because I thought he would get out of his car and was looking for us, but after that I guess he just left."

Now, Johnson has a message for the suspect. 

"Stop snapping on people. It was just a snowball," he said. "They could have just said 'I'm going to whoop y'all's butts' or come chase us or something and take us to our house, and tell our parents or something like that."

Johnson and the 12-year-old are expected to be okay. Milwaukee Police are still looking for the suspect. 

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DaniRivera 18 days ago
No child should be shot and the person who did this should be punished. BUT, parents needs to teach their children RESPECT for others and their property!!! Know who your kids are hanging out with!!!! Kids ALWAYS behave different behind a parent's back then in from of their face!!!
Homer 18 days ago

Can gun violence in Milwaukee be punished by something other than Demerits and Timeouts?

The average Milwaukee shooting victim has several previous gun related arrests. (Do a search, the information/statistics are readily available.) Criminals are shooting criminals, and now one of these criminals is shooting at juvenile delinquents. Less than 50% of these shootings are ever solved.

Penalties for gun violence should be a deterrent, not Demerits and Timeouts.

Milwaukee aldermen are more interested in getting rid of plastic bags in trees than saving lives of our children. These lives matter...

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